My Sweet Lord” is a song by English musician and former Beatle George Harrison, released in November 1970 on his multi-platinum triple album All Things Must Pass.
Also issued as a single – Harrison’s first as a solo artist – “My Sweet Lord” topped charts worldwide and was the biggest-selling single of 1971 in the UK. The song was originally given to fellow Apple Records artist Billy Preston to record and was released on Preston’s Encouraging Words album in September 1970. In America and Britain, the song was the first number 1 single by an ex-Beatle.
Harrison wrote “My Sweet Lord” in praise of the Hindu god Krishna, while at the same time intending the lyrics to serve as a call to abandon religious sectarianism, through his deliberate blending of Hebrew “hallelujah”s with chants of “Hare Krishna” and Vedic prayer. (source Wikipedia)
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